2012 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

FastCasual.com's seventh annual review of the restaurant segment's Top 100 movers and shakers takes a look at the brands, people, technology, menu trends and innovations leading the industry.

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Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

North Dakota oil boom spurs fast casual restaurant growth

Thanks at least in part to its energy sector, it makes sense for North Dakota to be on the radar for restaurant developers.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Pie Five CEO: Fast casual pizza 'solves a problem for consumers'

Exec's intention is to become the "leading, preeminent fast casual brand in the pizza space."

CEO: Pie Five will 'change the way people think of pizza'

Pizza Inn's sister concept celebrates first anniversary as part of the growing fast casual space.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Piada: Fast casual Italian style

The fast casual concept has a menu focused on Italian street food.

Hot Italian serves up high style sustainability

While the restaurant industry is among the slowest to go green, Hot Italian proves LEED certification is red hot.

Pizza Executive Summit 2011 announces speakers, agenda

The Pizza Executive Summit, an exclusive executive-only event produced by NetWorld Alliance and hosted by PizzaMarketplace.com, has finalized its keynote speaker, presenters and agenda. The third annual Summit is scheduled for June 26-28 in Chicago at the Sofitel Water Tower....

Of mice and men … and pizzerias

Business ethics, or lack of them, apparently has made its way into the world of pizza in a Philadelphia suburb. A pizzeria owner had a problem with mice that, for whatever reason, he blamed on two competitors in the neighborhood.

Squisito's dives into franchising

After more than 12 years, the concept is ready to spread throughout the East Coast.  

Four score: Loop Pizza Grill testing variety-friendly deal

As major chains continue to battle it out in the unending $10 pizza wars, some smaller systems are quietly flexing their own competitive price advantages. One such company, The Loop Pizza Grill, is testing a deal that entails four 8-inch...

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

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